The ASPCA informs us that currently these heroic, loyal dogs are considered “equipment” by the U.S. Department of Defense. This classification not only belittles their lifesaving contributions to our services, but also makes it very difficult to bring these dogs back to the U.S. where they can be adopted after retirement.
The Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act will reclassify these dogs as “canine members of the armed forces.” It will also aid in their placement with adoptees and veterinary care after retirement from service.
No federal funds will be used in these programs yet there are only 7 cosponsors in the U.S. Senate.
You can help. Please go to the ASPCA Advocacy Center online and email your 2 Senators in Washington, D.C., urging them to cosponsor the bill.
Don’t allow these 4-legged soldiers to be abandoned. We must stand up for American military working dogs and protect their futures.